I never really got connected with nk pro's physics, it always felt extremely metallic, a bit like a metallic cylinder sliding and drifting over large oily metal floor, the car feels like there is no rubber on tires or suspension in the car, you just float across the track, in the ff1600.
I did an extremely short test with the ff1600 and it's the same as 1.02 was for me. Going from 1600x1200 with some eye candy to 1024x800 with none got rid of loads of steering lag. And this is totally different machine than the one I played 1.02 last time, from nvidia/amd to ati/intel. I guess it must be the wheel I'm using...or its drivers.
The sounds are really awful, especially the skid sounds. 1,02 sounded better than lfs which is really ntohing to shout about but 1.03 sounds worse which is a significant achievement, to sounds worse than lfs you really need to put effort into it, especially if you are using (long) samples. I know the formula fords don't scream like 12-litre V8s at the end of the backstraight of road america (
) but the engine sound is just as "uneventful" as lfs'.
Anyhoo, the tires of the ff1600 felt pretty bad with the extremely short test. No static grip at all, the tires start sliding even more gradually than in lfs which makes the car act like a snake with small slip of the tires causing the car to "rotate" through its z-axle. I'll try again when I haven't been up for 20 hours straight but at least the physics update is non-existent for me. It still feels too metallic while lfs is too fluid. iracing feels the best but it has a bitter after taste. *insert some wine terms here*
I really hope this is the new start for nk pro and I really really hope that 1.04 is not that far away. I'm extremely sceptic about it but I never expected to see 1.03 either (to this day). I'll try the f2000 or whatever it is tomorrow (or so
), I think I'll like that one better... for me nk is one those sims it takes time to learn to drive while with gpl and iracing you instantly feel the car and its grip, unlike lfs, n2k3 or nk. But I'll promise to try again later, I know it's better than the first impresssion. Which sounds really awful written like this...